Proper Foot Care Services will improve your mobility and reduce foot pain!
One of the many challenges of getting older is taking care of our feet. In-Home Foot Care Services are especially important for aging seniors, as any issues with the foot can affect independence and mobility.
At Retire-At-Home Calgary, our experienced and professional Foot Care Nurses have been trained in advanced foot care. They are recruited for their ability to provide foot care with a personal touch, and can fix any immediate issues should they arise. Our Foot Care Nurses will visit you in your home to monitor healing, and the ongoing health of your feet, at a time most convenient to you.
Our Foot Care Nurses will provide the following services:
- A nursing assessment to identify any foot problems and help you understand your risk factors
- Foot massages to encourage circulation
- Education on proper foot care (see section below on tips for Maintaining Healthy Feet)
- Nail cutting
- Corn and callous care
- Ingrown toenail care
- Identification of the need for more specialized treatments and referrals to appropriate resources in your community
Retire-At-Home has a range of Home Care and Senior Care services. Contact us today to find out how our Foot Care Services can help you!
Tips for Maintaining Healthy Feet
According to research, the number of foot complications can be considerably reduced using certain preventative measures.
- Wash your feet everyday
- Wash your feet in warm (not hot) water
- Dry your feet well. Making sure to dry between the toes
- Examine your feet and toes every day for cuts, blisters, red spots, bruises and swelling
- Use a mirror to check the bottoms of your feet. If you can’t see, ask a family member for help you
- If you have diabetes, consult regularly with your health care team to keep your blood sugar within a good range
- Keep the skin soft and smooth
- Apply a thin coat of good moisture retention cream containing UREA over the tops and bottoms of your feet, but not between your toes
- Always Wear Shoes and Socks. Your shoes are the first lines of defense in protecting your feet.
- Wear shoes that are comfortable but also fit well.
- Never walk barefoot
- Wear thick, soft cotton or wool socks to protect and cushion your feet
Facts About Feet
Did you know that your foot contains…
- 26 small bones
- More than 150 ligaments and an intricate network of muscles, nerves, and blood vessels
- Each pair of feet has approximately 25,000 sweat glands
- During a typical day, the feet endure a cumulative force of several hundred tons
- An average person will take 10,000 steps every day
If you notice any of the following, see your doctor right away:
- An injury that doesn’t heal or becomes infected
- Any part of your foot or leg that turns blue or black
- Pain when walking that is relieved by rest
- Reduced sensation to pain or extreme temperatures
- Any unusual coldness, cramping, numbness, tingling or discomfort in your feet